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Boosting the minimum wage may cost as many as 500,000 people their jobs, said a new report from Congress’s financial scorekeeper that diminishes chances for an agreement on one of President Barack Obama’s priorities. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo have reached an agreement with representatives of government workers and retirees to soften the effects of the 2011 state pension overhaul, they announced Friday. more
(Updated, 6:33 p.m.) Responding to the abrupt cancellation of a Wednesday press conference expected to announce details of a settlement in the state’s pension battle with public employee unions, Rhode Island legislative leaders said the only thing the General Assembly can do is “wait and see” how the settlement unfolds. more
The House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to suspend the U.S. debt limit until March 2015, giving a win to President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress who insisted that the ceiling be lifted without conditions. more
Rep. Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick, has introduced legislation designed to expedite the R.I. Department of Health’s “certificate of need” process that caused pain-management company Pentec Health to stop treating its Rhode Island patients last year. more
U.S. Senate Democratic leaders said they would keep working to strike a compromise on reviving expanded jobless benefits, even as the chamber failed to advance the latest plan amid a partisan dispute over amendments. more
President Barack Obama is offering more Americans the chance to put away money for retirement through payroll deductions with a plan for new government-sponsored savings accounts. more
Clay Pell officially announced his intent to run for governor of Rhode Island at a campaign kickoff event on Tuesday after months of speculation about a gubernatorial bid from the grandson of the late U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell. more
President Barack Obama will raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for federal contractors hired in the future, an initiative to be unveiled Tuesday night in his State of the Union address. more
About 800,000 people have signed up for private health plans through Obamacare in January, pushing total enrollment to 3 million as negative perceptions about the program give way to more practical needs. more
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